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Issue No.06 - Nov.-Dec. (2012 vol.29)
pp: 70-77
The lowly test plan is perhaps the least appreciated of all supporting (read: noncode) software development artifacts. All projects need one, but few engineers appreciate their existence. So it's important to spend no more time than is absolutely necessary in the creation, care, and feeding of the test plan. Ten minutes, to be precise.
Software testing, software testing
James A. Whittaker, "The 10-Minute Test Plan", IEEE Software, vol.29, no. 6, pp. 70-77, Nov.-Dec. 2012, doi:10.1109/MS.2012.25
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